JLR’s new 3.0 straight-six will be available in both petrol and diesel form, with a power output ranging from 275 to 500+ horsepower, making the supercharged V6 a thing of the past.
While “car companies are becoming tech companies,” Jaguar Land Rover is taking a slightly different tack and firing up a wholly-owned “startup” of about 30 people specifically assigned to figure out to how to sell people cars as potentially shareable transportation solutions.
Jaguar has filed patents for the EV-Type, I-Type and I-Pace names, and JLR Director of Design Ian Callum announced that ‘within two years, we’ll have something that’s not driven by a petrol engine’. Get ready for Jaguars packing Williams’ electric technology.
According to reports from Sky News, Jaguar Land Rover plans to announce its venture into the electric-car market on Tuesday—and they’re starting off in competition, with a team in the FIA Formula E racing series.
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Have you ever found your car stranded in a parking lot because some neighboring (jerk) drivers have parked too close for you to even open the door? That’s one problem that Jaguar Land Rover’s new prototype remote app can solve, letting you back your vehicle out of a tight spot using your smartphone.
Jaguar is currently experimenting with projecting a camera feed on the roof pillars to give you a 360 degree view of what's going on outside, and ghost cars projected in front of you to make navigation easier in a busy city.
If you don't want to drive a BMW at the Goodwood Estate, JLR Special Operations just launched the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience where you can drive anything from a C-Type to a brand new F-Type R Coupe. Fun times.
Okay, it's not called the Awesome Division, but JLR's Special Operations unit will have a team of 150 specialists committed to restoring vintage machinery, tailoring one-offs for customers, and making more stuff like the F-Type Project 7. They'll also be doing "branded goods". So... three out of four ain't bad.
Jaguar/Land Rover sales were up 18% in February. Land Rover sold 3,905 cars, which is up 20% compared to 2012, making this their best February ever. Jaaaaag moved 1,148 cars, a 12% increase. It's kind of like a new British invasion. Kind of.
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